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11th Jul '16 1:28:22 AM JackG
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', Mr. Incredible beans a guard in the head with a rock--all the other guards nearby leave their post to look at the unconscious guard.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', Mr. Incredible beans a guard in the head with a rock--all the other guards nearby leave their post to look at the unconscious guard. In fairness, it [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident looks like the guard slipped and fell from an upper landing]].
4th Jul '16 9:33:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''StarWars'': ObiWan uses the force to pop a gasket to distract two guards, allowing him to sneak away from the tractor beam controls.

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* ''StarWars'': ObiWan ''Franchise/StarWars'': Obi-Wan uses the force to pop a gasket to distract two guards, allowing him to sneak away from the tractor beam controls.
30th Jun '16 6:08:37 AM Phred
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinotrux} has Ty throw a small bolt to distract Scraptool guards. As they are scrap collectors easily DistractedByTheShiny, they aren't going to investigate a suspicious noise, they are going to fetch the extremely attractive spare part.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinotrux} ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinotrux}} has Ty throw a small bolt to distract Scraptool guards. As they are scrap collectors easily DistractedByTheShiny, they aren't going to investigate a suspicious noise, they are going to fetch the extremely attractive spare part.
30th Jun '16 6:08:15 AM Phred
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinotrux} has Ty throw a small bolt to distract Scraptool guards. As they are scrap collectors easily DistractedByTheShiny, they aren't going to investigate a suspicious noise, they are going to fetch the extremely attractive spare part.
2nd Jun '16 6:19:43 PM WillKeaton
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* Subverted in ''Film/ThreeAmigos''. One of the amigos throws a rock to distract a guard they're trying to sneak past, but accidentally hits the guard's head and knocks him out.

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* Subverted in ''Film/ThreeAmigos''. ''Film/ThreeAmigos'' One of the amigos throws a rock to distract a guard they're trying to sneak past, but accidentally hits the guard's head and knocks him out.
8th May '16 6:40:13 PM Konggodamera
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* Parodied in PhineasAndFerb, when Perry throws a small rock to distract the brothers and their friends:
-->'''Baljeet:''' Hey, what was that small noise?
-->'''Phineas:''' I don't know, let's all go over there and check it out.
31st Mar '16 4:40:56 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Both ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry]]'' and ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRogue'' provide the player character with firecrackers, which can be used to distract guards or, in the latter case, draw enemy assassins out of hiding.

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* ** Both ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry]]'' and ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRogue'' provide the player character with firecrackers, which can be used to distract guards or, in the latter case, draw enemy assassins out of hiding.
31st Mar '16 4:40:22 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Both ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry]]'' and ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRogue'' provide the player character with firecrackers, which can be used to distract guards or, in the latter case, draw enemy assassins out of hiding.



* Both ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry]]'' and ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRogue'' provide the player character with firecrackers, which can be used to distract guards or, in the latter case, draw enemy assassins out of hiding.
2nd Feb '16 11:28:03 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' likewise has throwable objects. It also has noisemaker arrows, which do just that: cause a lot of noise upon impact.
** Even normal arrows can work as distractions. However, trying this trick isn't always a good idea; while it may draw the guard's attention elsewhere, it ''will'' make them alert for intruders, which mitigates the advantage to some degree.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' likewise has throwable objects. It also has noisemaker arrows, which do just that: cause a lot of noise upon impact.
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impact. Even normal arrows can work as distractions. distractions if fired at a hard surface. However, trying this trick isn't always a good idea; while it may draw the guard's guards' attention elsewhere, it ''will'' will ''also'' make them alert for intruders, which mitigates the advantage to some degree.
18th Jan '16 7:47:09 PM thearborland
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* ''VideoGame/{{Sniper Elite V2}}'' allows you to throw rocks to distract enemies. Like the ''Hitman'' example, you're encouraged to do so in the tutorial stage and have an infinite number of them in your inventory. ''Un''like most examples, this will only get the guards out of your hair for a second or two before they start searching the area just to be sure -- you have a pretty small window if you want to actually get past anyone that way.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Sniper Elite V2}}'' allows and ''VideoGame/SniperEliteIII'' allow you to throw rocks to distract enemies. Like the ''Hitman'' example, you're encouraged to do so in the tutorial stage and have an infinite number of them in your inventory. ''Un''like most examples, this will only get the guards out of your hair for a second or two before they start searching the area just to be sure -- you have a pretty small window if you want to actually get past anyone that way.
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